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With his background in classical violin, Celtic, bluegrass, and country fiddle, Andy brings a slew of influences to the table to help you plan the perfect music for your event.
Andy is able to perform solo, as a duo with guitar, a trio with guitar and bass, or with other larger ensembles. Need a bluegrass and swing trio? Got it! How about a full country band? Sure thing!
Andy’s playing has enhanced hundreds of events over the past decade — everything from tasteful background music to center-stage cocktail hour and wedding ceremony performances. He gets his kicks making folks happy by playing music, and brings that energy to every event he plays — a fact his clients all attest to.
My husband and I had high expectations for what we wanted out of a live music performance at our wedding- after meeting with Andy we were confident he would make us happy, but after our wedding we were absolutely blown away! Andy and his band gave us such an amazing performance all night! We haven't stopped talking about how great they did, and the number one response we get from our guests is how amazing the music was. Communication with Andy was so easy, he was quickly responsive to everything, and his experience showed in how well he guided our conversations even when my husband and I were a bit jumbled.
Andy set the tone with a three piece string band playing instrumental music for over two hundred guests as they arrived and found their seating. Our ceremony music was everything I've ever dreamed it would be and more. After the ceremony, they kept guests in elevated spirits and their musical talents were the talk of cocktail hour as the partying kicked off. In addition to the music, Andy also handled all the microphone and sound system necessities during the reception. Once dinner had concluded, Andy's instrumental trio transformed into a five piece country/rock band. The band played quite possibly the best live rendition of "Walk the Line" we've ever heard for our first dance, their sound had us swinging so well on the dance floor half our guests were convinced we had taken lessons. Andy and his band kept the dance floor packed with a mix of original music and all time country classics until they concluded their set- the only things we regret are not getting a larger dance floor and booking more time!
All in all we could not have asked for anything more to help make our wedding night better than a dream and would highly recommend Andy Lentz for any size venue needing some quality live music!
Sarah and Tyler
We were all over the map in the beginning while working with Andy and he was very patient with us listening to all the direction we gave him and delivering exactly what we wanted in the end. He recorded many samples for us so we could hear what our song choices would sound like on a fiddle and guitar. This was super helpful in guiding us to craft the perfect music for our ceremony. On the wedding day, Andy and his accompanying guitar player delivered perfectly on the sound and vibe we were hoping for to add that unique touch to our ceremony. We could not be more thrilled to have had the opportunity to work with Andy and would not hesitate to recommend him in the future. Book him ASAP if you have the opportunity.
Response from Andy Lentz:
Thanks so much, Taylor! It was a pleasure working with you and Melanie leading up to your wedding, and being a part of your beautiful celebration. I wish you both the very best!
My wife and I hired Andy and a fellow guitar player to play our wedding this past weekend, and we could not be happier! All of our guests raved about the music and we were thoroughly impressed with how much the music added to the ceremony and pulled everything together. It truely was the cherry on top of a wonderful wedding! Andy was also very easy to work with; very professional, with good communication throughout the process. He was willing to work with us last minute to learn a special song to surprise my wife as she walked down the aisle, and she could have not been more excited once she heard it! Would highly recommend to anyone looking for an amazing and professional fiddle player and musician!!!!
Andy was a phenomenal violinist at our wedding in Mendocino. We had a pretty demanding environment to play in; top of a hill with a ton of wind coming across the ceremony site. He absolutely nailed all the special song requests we had while our guests were getting ready, including some obscure ones. After our ceremony was finished, Andy led our wedding party down the hill to our reception site; all while still playing in excellent form. We were really impressed with his professionalism and skill. My wife and I both feel that Andy really added a special musical layer to our ceremony and cocktail hour; one that would have been hard to replicate. We would recommend him in a heartbeat.
Response from Andy Lentz:
Thank you so much, Brendan! It was a fun, beautiful day and I'm glad I was a part of it!
Andy did a great job at our wedding. He crafted a list of songs that was a perfect fit for each part of our celebration. His playing was wonderful! I appreciated his being very organized and professional from start to finish.
Andy Lentz is a true professional and excellent musician. We hired Andy to play fiddle music for our club's dinner event which had a western theme. Prior to the event, Andy was in touch with me about the music selections he would play and how loud he should play since this was a large venue with many guests. He delivered exactly what we hoped for and throughout the evening many guests commented on how much they enjoyed his music. He gauged the amplification of his music perfectly so that he could be heard as background music without being too loud. He arrived promptly for the event, set up easily, and played continuously without taking major breaks. Andy was very easy to work with, understood what we were looking for and delivered perfectly. I would highly recommend Andy and would definitely hire him again for a future event.
We hired Andy to play some back ground ambiance music for our VIP cooking event. He was great and the music was awesome! Would definitely hire him again if we have another event in the area.
Great sound and a pleasure to work with.
Andy was terrific. He and a guitarist livened up our event. Andy was easy to work with, very communicative, and of course incredibly talented. Thanks for a fun evening!
I hired Andy to play a private party at Max's Wine Dive for a VIP dinner after a conference. He put together an excellent group of local bluegrass musicians and my guests were delighted. He was easy to work with, professional, and really went above and beyond to deliver a special musical experience. Highly recommended!
We hired Andy for our wedding. He came with two other people to play in a trio. They all did a fantastic job. We received so many compliments from our guests, everyone loved his music.
Booking with Andy and choosing the music for the wedding ceremony was very easy. He's easy to communicate with and patiently fed me song after song via Dropbox until I found ceremony songs that I liked.
I would definitely recommend him for a perfect hill country event!
Andy did an amazing job at our wedding. He was very professional and the guests really enjoyed their bluegrass music.
Take a look at my stars. Enough said. Andy was great! I hope we fall into more money in the future so I can throw another party and book Andy again!
Andy Lentz literally took our wedding to the next level. We are based in London, England, so found Andy online and set up a Skype date. In-spite of the ocean in between us, we shared with him our vision and he quite simply turned it into reality. We were after a bluegrass band to play during our cocktail hour at our wedding at Red Corral Ranch (at Wimberley nr Austin TX) and then, whilst guests were waiting to go up to the buffet BBQ, we wanted the band to serenade the tables one by one, acoustically.
Not phased by this unusual request, Andy got together his amazing band mates, forming the band especially for the occasion by calling on his musical mates and they were EXCEPTIONAL. Andy was super helpful, amazing at turning our vision into a reality and superb value for money. All our guests loved the sound and were dancing and left cheering for more. It was perfect background music for the cocktail hour, and then energy levels were kept high whilst our guests waited for their food. Truly talented and very well connected with the Austin music scene, Andy is an absolute must hire to take your wedding to the next level.
What to Expect
Andy can perform solo, as a duo with guitar, a trio with upright bass, on up to full bluegrass or country bands depending on your needs. He will work with you every step of the way to ensure a smooth, hassle-free, and enjoyable experience. Expect fun, energetic music your guests will remember as a highlight of your event for years to come.
Andy is available for all kinds of events, including:
• Weddings (ceremony, cocktail hour, reception dance band)
• Holiday parties
• Corporate, nonprofit, and educational conferences
• Trade association conventions
• Birthday parties
• Memorial services
• Campaign and other political events
Contact Andy today to find out how he can help level up your event!
Additional Booking Notes
With any ensemble, Andy is able to perform either acoustically or amplified with a PA. If a PA is required, but not already provided at your event, he can provide that for a reasonable fee.
Andy does not carry insurance, but is able to purchase it on a per-event basis. He can check with your venue to determine if insurance will be required.
Past Booked Events
|April 27, 2019 • 5:30pm - 7:30pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|October 17, 2018–October 18, 2018 • 11:00pm - 1:30am||Corporate Event|
|September 30, 2018 • 7:00pm - 7:15pm||Personal Occasion|
|September 01, 2018 • 5:30pm - 7:00pm||Dinner Party|
|May 26, 2018 • 4:00pm - 6:00pm||Wedding in Elk, CA|
|May 19, 2018 • 6:00pm - 8:00pm||Dinner Party|
|April 07, 2018 • 6:00pm - 6:30pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|January 25, 2018 • 3:00pm - 4:00pm||Corporate Onboarding Event|
|January 20, 2018 • 6:00pm - 10:00pm||Robert Burns Supper|
|January 19, 2018 • 6:00pm - 8:00pm||Sutter Creek Wedding|
|September 22, 2017 • 6:00pm - 6:30pm||Corporate Event|
|May 06, 2017 • 7:00pm - 11:00pm||Reunion|
|January 23, 2017 • 7:00pm - 9:30pm||Corporate Event|
|January 14, 2017 • 4:00pm - 6:00pm||Wedding Cocktail Hour|
|October 29, 2016 • 4:30pm - 6:30pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|June 25, 2016 • 6:00pm - 8:30pm||Dinner Party|
|June 25, 2016 • 1:30pm - 3:30pm||Anniversary Party|
|April 30, 2016||Wedding Ceremony|
|April 24, 2016 • 5:00pm - 7:00pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|July 11, 2015||Wedding Reception|
|July 11, 2015||Wedding Ceremony|
|June 27, 2015||Wedding Ceremony|
|June 20, 2015||Wedding Reception|
|May 17, 2015||Wedding Ceremony|
|February 14, 2015||Private Party|
|November 06, 2014||Christmas Party|
|October 12, 2014||Wedding Ceremony|
|May 25, 2014||Wedding Reception|
A selection of the music I've played at previous events. I also take requests!
A Thousand Years - Cristina Perri
Viva la Vida - Coldplay
Canon in D - Pachelbel
Bridal Chorus ("Here Comes the Bride") - Wagner
Wedding March - Mendelssohn
Can't Help Falling in Love - Elvis Presley
Carolina in My Mind - James Taylor
I Want to Hold Your Hand - The Beatles
If I Needed You - Townes Van Zandt
Blackbird - The Beatles / Paul McCartney
Other Music - Roots Music Instrumentals
Panhandle Rag - Leon McAuliffe
The Way You Look Tonight - Fields/Kern, performed by many incl. Frank Sinatra
Appalachia Waltz - Mark O'Connor
Cuckoo's Nest - Trad.
Sally Ann - Trad.
Cricket on the Hearth - Trad.
Winder Slide - Joe LaRose
This is a short list - I have many more tunes in my repertoire, and can learn most anything you'd want me to play.
|Various||Guitar, Bass, Mandolin, Banjo|
Influences & Inspiration
I've mostly been inspired by bluegrass musicians, but a few other genres turn up:
The Bluegrass Album Band
The Punch Brothers
Django Reinhardt & Stephane Grappelli
Contact Andy about requirements - they vary based on the ensemble and the attendance at your event.